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By: Josh Mulherin, RE/MAX Crest Realty

Welwyn Cottage is truly a unique and exciting project that I’m thrilled to bring to the market. Based on the initial response and enquiries we’ve receiving since listing yesterday there appears to be a huge demand for this type of housing in the city.

Each home presents different characteristics and features, while complementing one another both in their architecture and interior design.

The “character” in this Character Retention project, 1697 East 22nd where the name “Welwyn Cottage” originated, is an absolutely gorgeous home presenting incredible curb appeal. In my opinion and experience, many of the retention projects in the city turn out to be somewhat lack lustre with not nearly as much character to begin with, whereas this home is an absolute stand out and one that was definitely worth the considerable time and efforts to retain, restore, and reimagine.

The fully detached Infill home is Scandinavian-inspired and is easily one of, if not the, nicest Infill homes I’ve seen in the city and feel it really raises the bar for Infill homes in the city of Vancouver moving forward. An exceptional layout provides a fantastic day to day lifestyle along with an attached garage, two large patios, and a balcony off the primary bedroom with views to the North Shore mountains.

The other half of the duplex dubbed the “Character North” blends the Character and Modern touches of the other two homes.  A considerable amount of efforts were made in keeping the mature trees in front of this home which resulted in an unassuming, private entrance and an exceptionally serene outlook in the city.  Sharp roof lines complementing the original character home while showcasing floor to ceiling windows in the living and 12’ sliders off the kitchen and dining for that indoor-outdoor living that is in such high demand these days.

The properties are placed on a gorgeous and rare 44’ wide corner lot adjacent to a sizeable city boulevard providing added depth and privacy to all 3 homes.

All 3 homes are 3 beds / 3 baths varying in size from just over 1,200 sf to nearly 1,600 sf, and vary in pricing from $1.5-1.9 million.

Directly across from Lord Selkirk elementary and a block off bustling Commercial Street, conveniently centred between Kingsway, Knight, and Victoria and just a short stroll to Trout Lake.

For additional details or to schedule a viewing of Welwyn Cottage, please contact Josh Mulherin at RE/MAX Crest Realty at 778-772-9254.

All photos credit Steve Woods Creative.

Photos: 1697 East 22nd Avenue

Welwyn Cottage - Home exterior
Home exterior.
Welwyn Cottage - Dining room
Dining room.
Welwyn Cottage - Kitchen
Kitchen.
Welwyn Cottage - Kitchen
Kitchen.
Welwyn Cottage - Kitchen
Kitchen.
Welwyn Cottage - Kitchen with island
Kitchen with island.
Welwyn Cottage - Kitchen
Kitchen.
Welwyn Cottage - Dining area
Dining area.
Welwyn Cottage - Dining area
Dining area.
Welwyn Cottage - Living area
Living area.
Welwyn Cottage - Living area
Living area.
Welwyn Cottage - Living area
Living area.
Welwyn Cottage - Bathroom
Bathroom.
Welwyn Cottage - Top of stairway
Top of stairway.
Welwyn Cottage - Top of stairway
Top of stairway.
Welwyn Cottage - Ensuite
Ensuite.
Welwyn Cottage - Primary bedroom
Primary bedroom.
Welwyn Cottage - Bedroom
Bedroom.
Welwyn Cottage - Bedroom
Bedroom.
Welwyn Cottage - Bathroom
Bathroom.
Front of Welwyn Cottage
Front yard.
Front yard at Welwyn Cottage
Front yard.
Floorplan of 1697 East 22nd Avenue
Floorplan of 1697 East 22nd Avenue.

Welwyn Cottage Listing: Beautifully restored Cedar Cottage Heritage Home

Photos: 3875 Welwyn Street

Home exterior
Home exterior.
Kitchen
Kitchen.
Kitchen
Kitchen.
Gas cooktop
Gas cooktop.
Stairs
Stairs.
Dining area
Dining area.
Dining area
Dining area.
Patio
Patio.
Patio
Patio.
Front entrance
Front entrance.
Living area
Living area.
Living area
Living area.
Living area
Living area.
Bathroom
Bathroom.
Living area
Living area.
Landing
Landing.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
Bathroom with skylight
Bathroom with skylight.
Balcony
Balcony.
View of North Shore Mountains
View of North Shore Mountains.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
Bathroom
Bathroom.
Exterior of 3875 Welwyn Street
Exterior of 3875 Welwyn Street.
Entrance to 3875 Welwyn Street.
Entrance to 3875 Welwyn Street.
Floor plan of 3875 Welwyn Street
Floor plan of 3875 Welwyn Street.

Welwyn Cottage Listing: Stunning, three-bedroom character modern duplex in Cedar Cottage

Photos: 3855 Welwyn Street

Exterior of home at 3855 Welwyn Street, Welwyn Cottage infill.
Exterior of home at 3855 Welwyn Street.
Kitchen
Kitchen.
Kitchen
Kitchen.
The home features Fisher & Paykel appliances
The home features Fisher & Paykel appliances.
Kitchen
Kitchen.
Kitchen
Kitchen.
Kitchen
Kitchen.
Dining room
Dining room.
Patio area
Patio area.
Patio area
Patio area.
Patio area
Patio area.
Living area
Living area.
Living area
Living area.
Living area
Living area.
Staircase and landing
Staircase and landing.
Looking down staircase
Looking down staircase.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
View from balcony
View from balcony.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
Ensuite
Ensuite.
Landing with skylights
Landing with skylights.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
Bathroom
Bathroom.
Front door
Front door.
Exterior of infill home at Welwyn Cottage.
Exterior of infill home.
Exterior of infill home at Welwyn Cottage.
Exterior of infill home.
Welwyn Cottage infill garage
Garage.
Welwyn Cottage infill garage
Garage.
Floor plan of 3855 Welwyn Street
Floor plan of 3855 Welwyn Street.

Welwyn Cottage Listing: Striking, Scandinavian-inspired three-bedroom Cedar Cottage home

Architect details design rationale of Welwyn Cottage development

Innes Yates, principal of Innes Yates Architecture, says the development can be seen as an effort at advancing the “missing middle” conversation around residential development, zoning and housing affordability in the Lower Mainland.

“The design of the project focused on the retention and modification of an existing, 100-year old character house and the construction of a new infill house adjacent to it, all on the same single-family zoned lot. The original character house has been restored and expanded to create two unique residential dwellings. Together with the infill house, a total of three three-bedroom units replace what was previously one single dwelling.”

“The units are organized over two levels, with access to private outdoor garden and patio spaces at ground level. Two of the units have access to balconies at the upper level. Special attention has been given to the design of the outdoor spaces in a way that provides privacy to residents, but also creates opportunities for social interaction with neighbours.”

“Significant work was required to retain the existing character house, including lifting the building, creating new foundations, and adjusting its location to accommodate the new master plan. The heritage character of the original house exterior has been preserved and enhanced, while the newly-constructed elements feature a more contemporary expression.”

“Although the project more than triples the residential density of the lot, it does so while working with the scale of the neighbourhood architecture, and uses familiar elements and motifs in its massing, organization and expression. Key to the architectural design was a focus on the relationship between preserved, historical elements and the newer, more contemporary elements.  An effort was made to create a conversation between the different eras.”

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